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Jamaica’s Ice Boyz impressed again with a whopping 6-0 beat down of the Mexican national ice hockey team. Although the score is not as high as the 7-0 victory over Brazil the day before the game was completely dominated by the Boyz!

Playing Mexico, Jamaica was just faster, stronger, and more skilled than their opponent. Mexican players also said the Jamaican team played with much more cohesion. The Boyz would get into defensive and offensive sets much quicker than the Mexicans. Coach would put in and pull players at all the right times not giving Jamaica’s opponents any opportunity to get used to Jamaica’s tactics.

As first time competitors to the international Latam Hockey Cup, Jamaica is creating history by getting to the finals.

The finals are later today at 4:30 pm at the Panthers Iceden 3299 Sportsplex Drive Coral Springs FL 33065.

Jamaica hockey team posing with some fans.

Jamaica defeats Brazil in a resounding thorough 7-0 victory in the international LATAM cup. Although the score does not look competitive the game was thrilling.

The match was intense in every other aspect of the game other than the score. The Jamaica hockey team played as a #Football ⚽️ team. Strong quick passes with precise shots on goals.

The players were strong and hard in their blocks and defense. The game was swift and powerful.

This game is Jamaica’s 3rd straight victory. This victory has propelled the island nation into the semifinals of this ice hockey competition.

Bahamas Needs Our Help

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (September 2, 2019) Food For The Poor is responding to an urgent need for aid to our neighbor the Bahamas, which has been devastated by Hurricane Dorian. The charity will respond with partners Sandals Foundation and the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida to identify greatest need and coordinate distribution of aid. 

Containers of essential items will be loaded and sent immediately, but the charity needs help with a request for canned goods and diapers. Food For The Poor is asking for donations of canned meats, canned fish and canned milk, both evaporated and condensed, and disposable diapers. Perishable items cannot be accepted. 

“We are saddened by the images of devastation and heartbroken to hear news reports that at least one child’s life has been lost to this horrific storm,” said Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood, in expressing the urgency of the situation. “If it were us, we would want to know that caring people would come to our aid. They have nothing left. We must respond and we must do so immediately.”

(Update: Death toll has risen to 20, as of Sept. 5).

Food For The Poor announced last Friday that it was poised to aid areas of Florida most affected by the impact of Hurricane Dorian, and is monitoring that situation as well. Since Florida wasn’t affected, that aid will go to the Bahamas.

Canned meats, canned fish, canned milk, and diapers can be brought to the charity’s warehouse at 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fl, 33073, starting Wednesday, Sept. 4. Any other items cannot be accepted. Drop-off hours are weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Items should be taken directly to the warehouse, following the driveway around the right side of Food For The Poor.)

The Sandals Foundation is a nonprofit organization aimed at fulfilling the promise of the Caribbean community by improving lives and preserving its natural surroundings through investments in sustainable regional projects and programs in education, community and the environment.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida has 76 congregations as diverse as Southeast Florida itself running from Key West north to Jensen Beach and west to Clewiston. The Episcopal Church in Southeast Florida includes approximately 38,000 members including congregations that worship regularly in Spanish and French/Creole.

Please go to FoodForThePoor.org/bahamas to make a donation.

Last year Jamieson Daley, in response to Heroes & Heritage Weeks made this amazing video reminding Jamaica of our best and of who we are and our pledge to each other, Jamaica, the world and most importantly to GOD. Happy Independence to Jamaica and all those who love Jamaica.

Jamaica’s Yona-Knight Wisdom

While Jamaica was still celebrating the worldwide celebration of Emancipation Day, Jamaica’s Yona-Knight Wisdom won the silver medal in diving at the Pan Am games in Peru.

Mexico’s Juan Manuel Celaya scored 435.60 points and achieved gold. Jamaica’s Knight-Wisdom was second at 429.90 with the silver, and American Andrew Capobianco took the bronze with 411.25. Knight-Wisdom’s emancipation gift was well received in Jamaica as the accomplished dived continues to instill pride in the citizenry of and lovers of Jamaica.

Knight-Wisdom is Jamaica’s 1st international representative in this competition that rarely sees any Caribbean representation. Knight-Wisdom continues to represent Jamaica and the region at the highest levels.

Yona stated on his twitter page, “we just take a minute to appreciate that this used to be my worst dive on 3m. I just scored 81.6 points on it on 1m and someone even gave it a 9 PLUS I got 429.90 overall someone tell me how that’s possible please”?

Jason Walker

On Wednesday the 5th of June The Jamaican men’s national Football ⚽ team the Reggae Boyz defeated the US men’s national team 1-0 in a friendly warm up to the Gold Cup. The two teams showcased new faces on the pitch along with a few familiar faces.

Picture of Nicholson courtesy of the Jamaica Gleaner

Reggae Boy Shamar Nicholson scored his 1st international goal and put Jamaican on top. The shot was a bullet from 22 yards out. 17,719 fans came out for its first match at Audi Field in Washington DC, USA.

Alia Atkinson Giorgio Scala

photo credit: Giorgio Scala DeepBlueMedia

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won the gold medal in the 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.

The world-record holder, who celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday, came from behind to win in 29.05s.

Alia Atkinson OD (Order of Distinction, 5th highest honour one can achieve in Jamaica) has continued as always to represent Jamaica well, in a sport that Jamaica does not have much support in. She has won multiple world championships and broken records. She has done this with amazing humility and grace in a sport that is represented very minimally by Jamaicans or people of colour.

In winning her first gold medal at these championships, the veteran Jamaican held off the challenge of long-time rival Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania who touched in 29.38s. Martina Carraro of Italy won the bronze medal in 29.59s.

The Jamaican set a new world record of 28.56s, this year, lowering her own mark of 28.64 set in 2016.